Israel’s one millionth covid vaccine given to hardened criminal (& First Israeli model on cover of Arab magazine)

January 03, 2021

 

YOU CAN PUT QASSEM SOLEIMANI TOGETHER AGAIN IN 1000 PIECES

[Notes by Tom Gross]

The above photo was sent to me by an Iranian friend to let me know that Qassem Soleimani puzzles are still on sale there.

The head of the terroristic Iranian Revolutionary Guards was killed in a US missile strike exactly a year ago today. Soleimani’s killing, on the orders of Donald Trump, remains one of the US’s most popular foreign policy acts of recent decades among Muslims.

As I pointed out in a dispatch a year ago, even the New York Times ran an article acknowledging that the decision by Trump was a popular one:

“The world to which we wake up today, rid of its most accomplished and deadly terrorist, is a better place. Nowhere is this insight more evident than throughout the Middle East, where individuals are posting joyous videos to social media, celebrating the death of the author of so much of their misery. We should all – even those among us who don’t particularly care for Mr. Trump – join them in their good cheer, and continue to repeal Mr. Suleimani’s murderous anti-American legacy.”

See also: Breaking: Iran’s terror overlord killed in Trump’s most significant foreign policy act (Jan. 3, 2020)

 

ISRAELI MODEL MAKES HISTORY ON COVER OF UAE MAGAZINE

Yael Shelbia (above) is to become the first Israeli model to be featured on the cover of the prominent fashion and lifestyle magazine L’Official Arabia. The February edition of the magazine, which is published in Dubai, will be dedicated exclusively to Israeli fashion and artists.

“As a Jewish religious, IDF soldier and a model, I’m so very honored to be the first one to participate in such a historical cover,” Shelbia said.

Separately, Shelbia, 19, has been ranked the world’s most beautiful woman in the annual “TC Candler” list. At the end of the video here.

(In the past, several Arabs have been beauty queens in Israel. They include Rana Raslan, who was the first Arab to win the Miss Israel contest and who I interviewed for a British newspaper.)

 

ISRAEL’S ONE-MILLIONTH COVID VACCINE GIVEN TO A CAREER CRIMINAL

Israel is leading the world in per capita vaccinations against coronavirus:
https://ourworldindata.org/covid-vaccinations.

But there was nonetheless some surprise on Friday when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, accompanied by Health Minister Yuli Edelstein, posed in a photo with the one millionth person to receive the coronavirus vaccine, in the Israeli-Arab town of Umm el-Fahm.

The man in question, Muhammad Abd al-Wahhab Jabarin, 66, is a hardened violent criminal who has been in and out of prison for much of his adult life.

Israel had carried out 1,090,000 coronavirus vaccinations as of this morning.

 

PALESTINE’S TOP CLERIC SAYS WOMEN MAY NOT TRAVEL TO DUBAI WITHOUT MALE ESCORT

As tens of thousands of Jewish and Arab Israelis flock to Dubai in the wake of the normalization agreement between Israel and the UAE, the Palestinian Authority’s top cleric, mufti of Jerusalem Muhammad Ahmad Hussein, has issued a ruling that Muslim women cannot travel to the UAE without a male chaperone.

 

TUNISIAN SINGER RECEIVES DEATH THREATS AND IS FIRED AFTER RECORDING DUET WITH ISRAELI

Tunisian composer and singer Noamane Chaari has been fired from his job and received death threats on social media after he recorded a song last month with an Israeli musician promoting tolerance between Muslims and Jews.

You can watch “Peace Between Neighbors,” which he performed with Israeli Jewish singer Ziv Yehezkel (who sings in Arabic) here here.

The Tunisian Artists Syndicate also suspended Chaari’s professional license.

 

UNESCO ELECTS SYRIAN REGIME CHARITY TO CULTURAL HERITAGE BODY

The Syria Trust for Development, a front for the Assad regime, has been elected to UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.

The election by the 24-nation UNESCO committee sparked outrage and disbelief among activists. “It’s a disgrace,” said one. “The Assads have crushed swathes of Syria’s cultural heritage. Whole cities, towns and villages have been destroyed.”

The charity is run by Bashar Assad’s wife, who has been under EU and US sanctions for several years as a result of her massive corruption.

Joel Rayburn, the U.S. special envoy for Syria, said “Asma al-Assad has spearheaded efforts on behalf of the regime to consolidate economic and political power, including by using her so-called charity and civil society organization. Her and her family’s corruption is one of the many reasons that this conflict lingers on.”

 

PARIS PROSECUTOR OPENS INVESTIGATION INTO ANTISEMITIC ABUSE OF FRENCH BEAUTY QUEEN

The Paris Public Prosecutor’s Office has opened an investigation into the antisemitic abuse received on social media by April Benayoum, who came second in the Miss France competition last month.

Benayoum, who was competing as Miss Provence, said on TV during the question and answer part of the competition:

“I have an array of origins: my mother is Serbo-Croat, my father Israeli-Italian. This gave me a passion for geography and the discerning of other cultures.”

This prompted a flood of antisemitism, with tweets and other comments calling for the exclusion of Jews from Miss France and others tweeting hateful comments, including “Hitler forgot to exterminate you, Miss Provence.”

France’s minister of citizenship said the full force of the law would be brought to bear against perpetrators of the abuse subjected against the 21-year-old beauty queen. “Miss France 2021 is not a contest in antisemitism,” the minister said. “Full support to April Benayoum, who has been the target of unprecedented antisemitic hate speech after revealing her origins.”

The broadcaster TF1 and producers of Miss France also condemned the abuse.

 

LONDON UNIVERSITY REFUNDS JEWISH STUDENT OVER ANTISEMITISM

The School of Oriental and African Studies at London University (SOAS) has agreed to refund 15,000 pounds in fees to Noah Lewis, a grandson of Holocaust survivors, for the “toxic antisemitic environment” that was allowed to flourish at SOAS.

The settlement comes over a year and a half after Lewis filed a complaint. He said the antisemitism had led to mental-health issues.

He was called a “Nazi” by classmates and the school allowed antisemitic graffiti and symbols to be left on lockers, desks and bathroom walls targeting “Zionists.”

A university spokesperson told The Guardian newspaper, “SOAS is extremely concerned about any allegations of antisemitism at our school. Diversity is key to the SOAS mission, and we want all our students to feel welcome and supported in their studies.”

 

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